Africa’s maritime security

Protecting fisheries and communities from maritime crime.

Why regional efforts are key to Africa’s maritime security

MENAFN – The Conversation) Maritime security has become a priority for most of Africa’s regional communities since the early 2000s when kidnappings were on the rise and later in that decade when became a major threat to international trade.

Members of regional economic communities across Africa now understand the importance of protecting their maritime territories. The threats they’re more conscious of today are armed robbery, illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing, smuggling and human trafficking. The protection they’re putting in place have other spinoffs. They can boost the available from the sea – known as the blue economy – as well as safeguard the environment.

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